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Lee Cottage

Stokenham, Devon (Ref. 995563)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Risby

    “First the positives.”

    Lee Cottage is in a fantastic location, situated as it is within 200m of two pubs and an easy 2 minute walk to Stokeley Barton Farm Shop with it's excellent café. The surrounding countryside is wonderful with lots of great walks. Inside the cottage the bathroom and bedroom are very good and the bed comfortable. The shower was powerful enough (though the ceiling mounted rain option was a bit feeble) and there was plenty of hot water. The garden was delightful and was in sun most of the day ...

    Lee Cottage is in a fantastic location, situated as it is within 200m of two pubs and an easy 2 minute walk to Stokeley Barton Farm Shop with it's excellent café. The surrounding countryside is wonderful with lots of great walks. Inside the cottage the bathroom and bedroom are very good and the bed comfortable. The shower was powerful enough (though the ceiling mounted rain option was a bit feeble) and there was plenty of hot water. The garden was delightful and was in sun most of the day and had a lovely outlook across the village green. The garden would be improved by the provision of a couple of decent garden chairs. Although it is in the nature of old cottages, the lounge and kitchen were rather dark and dingy. The lounge wasn't helped by the fact that one of the wall lights (the one to the right of the kitchen door) didn't work. In order to make the lounge a better environment it therefore needs to be comfortable and I'm afraid we found that the sofa in there was positively uncomfortable. It really isn't big enough for two to relax on comfortably and although there are the two other chairs these were not very comfortable either. A rug in the lounge would also make it more cosy. The kitchen was OK, though the hotchpotch of crockery was poor. One cereal bowl was badly cracked in two places rendering it unusable and another chipped. Having a single set of matching crockery (it doesn't need to cost much) would give a far better impression. Similarly there was a mixture of cutlery and glasses which lowered the overall feeling of quality. A slotted spoon would be a useful addition to the utensils. There were notes threatening charges if refuse wasn't dealt with correctly, but there were no plastic bags provided to recycle glass/plastics and paper, meaning we brought such things home which really shouldn't be necessary. A welcome pack/letter on arrival would have been a nice touch, as we have previously booked Sykes holidays and these have been provided. This need not cost much, but small gestures go a long way and we felt slightly underwhelmed on arrival. Other points that might be useful for future guests include: the rubber trim along the bottom of the shower screen and the grab handles in the bath need a good clean, as do the bedroom windows which even had cobwebs. We felt one sponge scourer and one toilet roll on arrival were rather stingy so we had to buy dish cloths with which to wipe down surfaces and keep the kitchen clean. There was also no brush to accompany the dustpan. We noted in the particulars that it recommended we take our own oven gloves but these could easily have been provided, especially as other linen and towels were provided. If the owners are concerned about cleaning these, a wipe down rubber one that could easily be sanitised could have been provided. We only noticed the clothes airer laying on top of the decorating ladder under the kingsize bed some days into our stay. Again, it would have been useful to know that this was there to dry washing and walking gear. Now to the key safe. On arrival it took a good 10 minutes to unlock using the given combination. Not the sort of thing you want to battle with after a long journey and you just want to get into your property. We struggled to lock it again on departure as the right-hand button does not seem to pop out properly to allow you to turn the combination wheels. This really needs replacing.

The property

Lee Cottage is a charming 17th Century Grade II cottage, full of original character features, situated in the traditional village of Stokenham, just a five minute drive from the picturesque Start Bay coastline. The cottage is accessed via stone steps leading down from the parking area (for one car) into a small ground floor lobby.

All the living accommodation is on this level.

The well equipped galley kitchen has fitted units, wooden worktops, Belfast sink, four ring Neff halogen hob and electric oven.

Cosy sitting/dining room has a feature fireplace with wood-burning stove, comfortable seating, plus a wooden dining table with bench seating and chairs. Also on the ground floor is the newly refurbished family bathroom, with a bath and ceiling mounted rainhead shower.

A lovely oak staircase leads up to the two first floor bedrooms.

Bedroom one is a double with King-size bed.

An additional day bed is available for an extra toddler on request.

Bedroom two is a twin room with two wooden framed single beds. Outside, there is a small furnished terrace directly outside the cottage.

In addition, there is a small garden set a few metres from the cottage down a cobbled path and over a very quiet lane.

The garden adjoins the village green and contains a patio area, lawn, fire pit, log store and picnic table.

Wireless broadband internet is now available, This cosy, charming cottage provides delightful accommodation for those looking for a convenient base, from which to enjoy the beautiful Start Bay coastline.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1x King and 1x Twin
  • Family bathroom has a bath, ceiling mounted rain head shower, hand-held shower, wash-hand basin with cupboard, w.c
  • and heated towel rail
  • Sitting / Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Garden
  • Underfloor heating downstairs and rads upstairs
  • Fridge with ice box, washing machine, oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, and Nespresso machine (pods not supplied)
  • TV, DVD
  • Parking for one car
  • Small garden
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • No pets
  • No smoking
  • Wi-Fi provided
  • Small furnished terrace
  • Garden

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

Awards & accreditations

About the location

STOKENHAM

Kingsbridge 7 miles; Dartmouth 10 miles; Plymouth 25 miles

A Saxon village in Devon on the south coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that offers incredible panoramic views, historical and beautiful buildings and 7 miles of stunning coastline. Stokenham has been well-known for its fishing and farming and has recently become a very popular tourist destination for its beautiful beaches and charming buildings. It is a parish honing seven other settlements, Stokenham itself offers two good pubs including one thatched pub from the 14th century, as well as an ancient church and Manor House. The area of Devon is brimming with beautiful locations, some of the best within driving distance are Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Plymouth, all delightful destinations.


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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